This new long-term care centre is a 5-storey building with 200 beds and an area of 1,945 sq. m. The structure is a flat slab concrete frame sitting on conventional footings.
The irregular shape of the building (a cross) required a specialized seismic analysis. A dynamic study was conducted because the reinforced concrete stairwells, located on either end of the building, were not positioned in an orthogonal manner. This specialized study allowed us to reduce the number of armatures in all the load-bearing partition walls. By doing so, we could lower the dimensions and the costs of the raft foundations;
The robust yet economical structure was calculated with precision to meet the high requirements stipulated by the government in terms of usage loads, flexibility of the structural grid and adaptability of the spaces. A close coordination process was followed to ensure that the final design meets these requirements.